A complex peach with a side order of pink, emerald cut.


This peach pink tourmaline is a beautiful gemstone, emerald cut I like peach pink and there is nothing wrong with this slightly dichroic gemstone. Harmonious colors in an eye clean and very transparent gemstone that is bright and flashy is a winner. It weighs 3.04 carats.

Gemstones with a zestful mixture of pink and peach are relatively rare and quite desirable in such gems as corundum (sapphire) and topaz (precious topaz).  Well I think that this posted gemstone has all it has to have, to be right up there in color with the better known, more expensive competitors.  This slightly dichroic emerald cut has completely open ends, that produce a gemstone with great transparency.  This is complemented by being eye clean and having excellent crystal.  I hope that flashing out this 3.04 carat beauty will help this range of color in tourmaline get more respect.


About Bruce Fry

I was born in Summit, NJ in 1947 and graduated from Summit High School in 1966. I graduated from the Colorado School of Mines in 1970 and after spending another year in graduate school, I left to see the world of Brazil. After spending some more time discovering myself, I ended up working for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for 32 years as an Air Quality Engineer in the Department of Environmental Protection. I retired in 2007 and took up faceting gemstones again after a long hiatus that reached back to my twenties. I had started cutting cabochons when I was 13 and bought my first faceting machine when I was 15, but ran out of money and time until I retired. My great love in gemology is tourmaline and the collection presented here represents my effort to get as much beauty and variety in the colors of tourmaline as I can. I was particularly lucky in being able to get unheated cuprian tourmaline before copper was discovered in gem grade tourmaline from Mozambique.
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